Sharing the love — The Liebster Awards

Up until the weekend, I’d never heard of a Liebster Award, and now I’ve been nominated for two! Liebster awards are nominated for by bloggers. A blogger nominates other bloggers who they enjoy reading, and give them a few questions to answer. In turn, the nominee answers the questions and then nominates their own award winners.

I think this is a fabulous idea, because:

  • It is lovely when someone randomly reads you and nominates you.
  • You get to learn a little more about the bloggers you nominate.

This is a win/win situation for me!

My first nomination came from ZaraLipstixx of thelipstixxdiaries.com after she read my Pin Up Perfection blog back in June. I unfortunately wasn’t getting notifications of people’s comments so I didn’t notice until around a week ago. Better late than never, right?

The questions I got nominated to answer were a lot harder than I thought, but here goes…

My top 5 favourite films

This took me hours as I kept changing my mind, but I think I ended up with, in order

  1. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
  2. Calamity Jane
  3. Braveheart
  4. Babe
  5. The Sound of Music

What got me into blogging

I made friends with a lot of amazing ladies, in the plus size community and they all encouraged me to do it. Being as I was undergoing a style and confidence change, I wasn’t sure if anyone would read my adventure/lifestyle/fashion ramblings but I’ve had so much support that I keep writing, because it makes me happy!

Top 5 foods

  1. Eggs Benedict
  2. Rare Fillet Steak, Buttery Mash potato and peppercorn sauce
  3. Macarons
  4. Croque Madame
  5. Fried Egg Sandwich

If I could live in another country for a year, where would it be?

Germany – I have never been there, but always wanted to go. I loved the language and did my GCSE in it, and also worked at a travel company talking to German customers. However, I have lost pretty much all my vocabulary, and would love to become fluent in it again.

Top 5 TV shows

  1. Game of Thrones
  2. Grey’s Anatomy
  3. Law and Order UK
  4. Casualty
  5. Quiz Shows – any and all!

Biggest achievement so far?

Whilst I have set myself many challenges over the last year, including Catwalk Modelling, Blogging, Karaoke,Zipwires through the rainforest and raising money for charity, My biggest achievement will always be my twin daughters, Alexa and Caragh. The apples of my eye!

A beauty product I can’t live without

I am greedy here. It has to be two! Matte Red lipstick and black liquid liner. What every vintage loving girl needs in her make up bag. I’ve tried them all, expensive high end right down to bargain basement and the ones I recommend for longevity and application are Collection 2000 liquid eyeliner and MUA Velvet lips.

Favourite item of clothing

I am a PUG (pin up girl clothing) Fanatic and spend most of my time wearing them. My favourite has to be the Ella dress in Alice in Wonderland print. The quirky print, colours and characters are amazing. It even has the Dormouse in a teapot on it.

Favourite artist/band/musician

This has to be, without a doubt, Ella Fitzgerald. I’ve loved her since I was about 12-13 and not a day goes by without me listening to her. For a more contemporary idol, I have been a Prince fan for 30 years. I was so lucky to get to see him in Birmingham last year. It made all my dreams come true!

So, now who do I nominate in return? There are certainly quite a lot of bloggers I read and admire, and I’d love to get to know more about them. So I nominate:

So, here are the questions I want you to answer:

  1. Favourite City in the World and Why?
  2. What people (alive or dead) would you invite to a dinner party?
  3. Biggest Fashion Faux Pas? (Pictures if possible)
  4. What started you blogging?
  5. Where would you like to see the PS Community in 5 years time?
  6. Biggest pet hate?
  7. Your motto to live by
  8. What piece of advice would you have given to your teenage self?

Now for the boring bit:

  • Link back to the blogger that nominated you.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Nominate other blogs.
  • Create your own questions to be answered.
  • Notify all your nominees once published.

I can’t wait to read your answers!

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